Flexible networks: basic concepts and architecture

Norio Shiratori*, Kenji Sugawara, Tetsuo Kinoshita, Goutam Chakraborty

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    The concept of flexible system is long being used by many researchers, aiming to solve some particular problem of adaptation. The problem is viewed differently in different situations. In this paper, we first give a set of definitions and specifications to generalize this concept applicable to any system and in particular to communication networks. Through these definitions we will formalize, what are the conditions a system should satisfy to be called as a Flexible Communication System. The rest of the paper we formalize the concepts of flexible information network, and propose an agent oriented architecture that can realize it.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1287-1294
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 1994 Nov

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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